Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Tustin, California

Find a therapist in Tustin, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Tustin to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Lisa Rose

LMFT
25 years experience
I am glad that you are reaching out for help; that is the first step and shows a tremendous amount of strength and courage on your part. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California with over 25 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with many different struggles including addiction, relational issues, depression, anxiety, empowerment and self-esteem issues. I use many different therapeutic... Read More
I am glad that you are reaching out for help; that is the first step and shows a tremendous amount of strength and courage on your part. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Cait Glenn

LCSW
7 years experience
Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what you truly want in your life. I am experienced in working with adults and older adults. My specialties include, Stress and Anxiety Management, Life Transitions, Relationship Improvement, Grief/Loss, Cancer and Chronic Illness as well... Read More
Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Gina Marquardt

LMFT
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, career concerns, substance abuse, LGBT issues, family and relationship issues, and coping with chronic illnesses. I utilize various types of therapy in my practice, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Amber Jones-Moore

LCSW
3 years experience
I am excited to connect with you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals who may be struggling with a variety of issues and life situations. I have a flexible schedule and can accommodate your scheduling needs. I would like you to know that our sessions provide you with a safe space in which to talk about anything you wish and to express yourself... Read More
I am excited to connect with you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals who may be struggling with a variety of issues and life situations. I have a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Amy Green

LPCC, LMFT
14 years experience
It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and no, it wasn't always easy and yes, we did go to counseling, many times! I have a 18 year old daughter, who is by far one of my favorite people. I also have a 7... Read More
It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Julie Borden

LCSW
19 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting challenges, depression, and communication in relationships. I know that making the decision to start therapy, and reaching out to find someone you can trust, is a big step, often one that people think about for... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Rhapsody Flores

LCSW
14 years experience
Rhapsody Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides client-centered therapy to adults, veterans, and families. Rhapsody has experience treating a range of issues including severe psychiatric disorders such as mood and thought disorders, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, and LGBTQ+. Rhapsody was born and raised in Northern California. She earned a Bachelors degree in Collaborative Health and Human Services with an emphasis in Social Work at California State University at Monterey... Read More
Rhapsody Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides client-centered therapy to adults, veterans, and families. Rhapsody has experience treating a range of issues including severe psychiatric disorders such as mood and thought disorders, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Katie Jones

LICSW
12 years experience
Katie Jones has provided direct outpatient therapeutic services to a diverse clientele for more than 10 years and has 7+ years of experience in management and supervision. She has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and families who have a wide variety of needs related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, as well as academic, behavioral and/or peer difficulties in both private practice and community mental health settings. Katie has extensive experience in working with... Read More
Katie Jones has provided direct outpatient therapeutic services to a diverse clientele for more than 10 years and has 7+ years of experience in management and supervision. She has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and families who... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Ashwini Gupta

MFT
20 years experience
Namaste, my name is Ashwini Gupta and I am a licensed MFT (with almost 15 years of post-licensure practical experience) working with individuals and families experiencing stress related reactions that affect them personally and in their relationships. My approach is empathically focused with getting to know my clients needs being the priority. I combine strong evidence based clinical techniques combined with eastern esoteric knowledge rooted in ancient old world wisdom. My work is... Read More
Namaste, my name is Ashwini Gupta and I am a licensed MFT (with almost 15 years of post-licensure practical experience) working with individuals and families experiencing stress related reactions that affect them personally and in their relationships. My approach is... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Tamil
  • Experience: 20 years

Christie Stegmaier

MS, LMFT
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT# 111636) with over five years’ experience. Along my journey of becoming a therapist, I have also received 40-hours of domestic violence training. I have worked with individuals with a wide variety of issues including domestic violence, depression, anxiety, relationship and intimacy issues, parenting issues, personality disorders, and OCD. I have also worked with many individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse. Although I am more... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT# 111636) with over five years’ experience. Along my journey of becoming a therapist, I have also received 40-hours of domestic violence training. I have worked with individuals with a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Ryan Moyher

MA, MS, AMFT
3 years experience
I have a strong desire to support individuals and couples find relief from emotional distress and relationship challenges, while learning to cultivate balance and thrive. While everyone encounters difficulties in life, I firmly believe no one needs to face their challenges alone. Read More
I have a strong desire to support individuals and couples find relief from emotional distress and relationship challenges, while learning to cultivate balance and thrive. While everyone encounters difficulties in life, I firmly believe no one needs to face their challenges alone. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Patricia Contreras

LMFT
5 years experience
I specialize in everything that encompasses sex therapy, trauma, and addictions. I work with couples as well as individuals. My approach is compassionate and non-judgmental providing the space to be open and discuss very sensitive issues. Read More
I specialize in everything that encompasses sex therapy, trauma, and addictions. I work with couples as well as individuals. My approach is compassionate and non-judgmental providing the space to be open and discuss very sensitive issues. Read More
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  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Experience: 5 years

Anne Lee

MS, RDN, LMFT, CEDS
20+ years experience
Anne began her career as a Registered Dietitian over 25 years ago where she provided nutrition support and counseling to individuals with major health problems. She eventually changed her focus to mental health and wellness at Capistrano by the Sea Hospital in Dana Point, California. At "Capo" she developed a passion in working with individuals and their families with mental health issues, eating disorders, and addictions. Read More
Anne began her career as a Registered Dietitian over 25 years ago where she provided nutrition support and counseling to individuals with major health problems. She eventually changed her focus to mental health and wellness at Capistrano by the Sea Hospital in Dana Point, California. At "Capo" she developed a passion in working with individuals and their families with mental health issues, eating disorders, and addictions. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20+ years

An Overview of Mental Health in Tustin, California

Located in Orange County, Tustin, “the city of trees,” is one of the historic towns of California. A wonderful heritage enriches Tustin’s charm. The city is near several popular destinations such as Disneyland Resort, Angels Stadium of Anaheim and Newport Beach. It is a place where tourism thrives. Orange County is the paradise of Southern California.

Although local entertainment is enticing and endless possibilities for fun and exploration exist, Tustin enjoys the advantage of being minutes away from nearly every major attraction in Orange County through an extensive travel grid that includes John Wayne Airport.

Obstacles in Finding Mental Health Services in Tustin

California has grown exponentially, increasing by millions of people in the last two decades. Meanwhile, acute care psychiatric beds have decreased by almost 30 percent. No area of California is untouched by the lack of mental health resources needed to support a population that continues to expand.

One of the most significant obstacles to mental health care in Tustin, as in other areas of the country, is a lack of understanding by the public about the prevalence and nature of mental health disorders. Myths abound and prevent people from getting the help they need. Perhaps the greatest myth is that mental health problems do not affect most people.

Myths about Mental Health Affect Everyone

The number of people with untreated, hidden mental health issues is staggering. The mentally ill have studied, worked and lived in homes with many people in Tustin, although most do not recognize it.

Mentally ill people in Tustin, unlike Hollywood film portrayals, can look and behave like “normal” people. Chameleon-like, the mentally ill have learned to blend in socially because mental illness does not rob people of intelligence; those who need treatment fear stigmatization.

People in Tustin who need help can become adept at hiding their true mental condition. Depressed people can be funny, entertaining, extroverted and popular in public. When they are alone, their true pain can be manifest in ways that their friends and coworkers would not believe. People who suffer from anxiety and panic may look fine, but eventually, some people can become too fearful to leave their homes.

A few of the falsehoods and myths that people in Tustin may hold about mentally ill people are:

  • Depressed people would be fine if they tried harder.
  • Those who talk about suicide are being dramatic to gain attention.
  • Mental illness happens to weak people who have no character.
  • Once someone is mentally ill, the condition is frankly hopeless.
  • People use mental problems as an excuse because they are too lazy to work.
  • Mentally ill people are violent; people should avoid them.
  • It is not possible to do anything for a mentally ill person.

Help People in Tustin Get Treatment for Mental Illness

Trying harder is not going to enable a person to walk after breaking a leg. Trying harder will not cure someone with diabetes. Trying harder will not cure mental illness.

People who “talk about suicide” sincerely want to die and often succeed. They do not need criticism; they need immediate help from emergency medical care.

Mental illness is not a character fault. A genetic condition can cause it. So can accidents (brain injury from a fall or vehicle crash), cruel treatment during childhood, or witnessing traumatic events. Mental illness can involve altered brain chemistry. Psychiatric medication helps many people by correcting these chemical imbalances, just as insulin helps people with diabetes.

The mentally ill can receive courage to seek treatment from sensitive friends and family members who show them kindness and respect. Mentally ill people in Tustin need to know that, with treatment, they can become well enough to function in life and be happy again.

Mental Health Services Are Available for the People of Tustin

A new Behavioral Health Action will make behavioral health a top priority. The California Hospital Association has collaborated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They want to change the delivery system for people who need mental health services. Their plan of attack at the state and county levels will help the mentally ill in Orange County.

Successful treatment of mental illness is possible using E-Counseling’s directory to help Tustin citizens find the right treatment and reach for a renewed joy in living.